On Wednesday last, the commission asked the DG of the Academy to submit the expenditure records following allegations of funds embezzlement and abuse of power.

The ACC decided to launch a probe on the allegations on 2 January, 2021.

A two-member team led by ACC deputy director Mohammad Ibrahim is looking into the matter. The other team member is Afnan Jannat Keya.

The ACC sought the records of the expenditure of the budget allotted to the academy for the financial years 2019-2020, 2020-2021, the records of the cost of organising virtual programmes during Covid in 2020, and the bank statement of BSA with Sonali Bank till 31 December, 2021.

Earlier, the commission had also asked the academy to submit the necessary records and documents within 11 January.

In the last few months, there have been some allegations against the DG of the academy, including abuse of power and bribery. There is also a specific allegation of withdrawing Tk 260 million.

According to the complaint received by the ACC, the DG removed Tk 260 million by appointing a contract officer as the secretary without following the rules and regulations.

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